Bahkou, Abjar

Dr. Abjar Bahkou is a Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language and Culture at Baylor University. He received his Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Story of the Encounter Between Monk Bahīra and Muhammad as It is Recorded in the Syriac Manuscript of Mardin 259/2: The Monk Encounters the Prophet
2016 1-4955-0469-7
This valuable work an exceptional guide to our understanding of Islamic origins and early Islamic-Christian relations. Few scholars have the expertise to translate the relevant texts contributing to this material. Dr. Bahkou’s analysis and commentary is impeccably acute in broadening our understanding of where the long oral traditions of this story correspond with the written evidence found in the Syriac Manuscript. This is a clearly articulated and masterful piece of research.